Lunch & Learns with BVNS

Allow BVNS to share some “food for thought” with your practice during a lunch & learn. We have several talks available and can present to your entire staff or specific members of your staff. Topics and descriptions are below. If you are interested in a lunch & learn, please complete the form found at the bottom of the page or contact Stacy Walls.

Neurological Exam Demonstration

When we see a case at BVNS, we wish to do the following: collect the owner’s observations (history taking) and perform a thorough neurological exam that will help us define the location of the abnormality. Once the lesion location is matched with the history, we can provide the most likely causes for the symptoms or complaints. We can then discuss possible treatments including further diagnostics, and prognosis. The value of testing to separate out the possible causes and to direct therapy then becomes clear. In this session, we will provide tips on achieving better lesion localization and discuss the overall neurologic exam.
-Given by one of our Board-Certified Neurologists

Seizure Presentation

When we see a patient for a seizure evaluation at BVNS, we ask 3 questions – Is the event a seizure? Is there a definable and specifically treatable underlying cause (rather than just treating the symptom)? Which seizure medication might be the best in this situation? During this talk, we will discuss the importance of these three questions in determining the best treatment options for a patient who has experienced a seizure. We will also discuss how to differentiate types of seizure and the use of advanced diagnostics to further direct treatment.
-Given by one of our Board-Certified Neurologists

Vestibular Disease and the Treatment of GME

Diseases of the balance system are common, and in some situations, the prognosis is excellent and does not require treatment. In others, the situation is truly emergent and prompt treatment can be life-saving. How can we tell the difference? This talk will discuss these two situations, how we can distinguish between them and how to best advise clients on the correct course of action.
– Given by one of our Board-Certified Neurologists

Spinal Cord Disease

Spinal cord disease that is manifested as weakness, ataxia and/or pain is common in veterinary medicine. Disk disease is the most common cause of spinal cord disease but certainly not the only cause. This discussion will involve how to recognize spinal cord disease during an exam, the best choices for spinal cord imaging and current treatments for spinal cord disease.
-Given by one of our Board-Certified Neurologists

Nursing Care for the Neurologic Patient

Proper nursing care will improve outcomes as well as client and technical staff satisfaction. Neurological cases can be especially challenging on many levels for the client, support staff and veterinarian. This talk will provide instruction on best methods of providing nursing care to the neurologically compromised patient.
-Given by one of our Licensed Veterinary Technicians

Communicating Value

This talk will explore ways to make your veterinary practice and the services you offer more valuable to your clients. When are faced with competition and the wonderful world wide web, we will discuss ways to face these challenges and  attract new clients and keep existing clients coming back to you.
-Given by Stacy Walls, Senior Marketing Manager

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Feel free to contact Stacy Walls at 240-457-4992 x 7306 or at with any questions you may have about our lunch & learn offerings.